Monday, April 14, 2008

Reptilefest, Part II

As I've mentioned a few times, my schedule has been crushing. One of the things I've been concerned about was that I wasn't getting out and doing stuff with my son enough lately. In my biology class, my teacher mentioned that "Reptilefest" was being held that weekend. I realized that this was an opportunity to do something with him that could be really fun.

And fun it was. It is billed as "The Nation’s Largest Educational Reptile and Amphibian Show." And big it was. There were hundreds of reptiles of every size, from varying geographic locations.









The highlight was when he got to hold a real live alligator.



One of the things that surprised me was that about 50% of the kids there were girls.

There were a lot of people there to answer questions. The reptile afficionados were definitely hardcore! We're looking forward to next year's Reptilefest!

6 comments:

SkylersDad said...

That is a good sized Turtle/Tortoise! I never did learn the difference.

GETkristiLOVE said...

It's one of the Slowskis!

Bubs said...

Ok, so how many discarded crack pipes and little tumblweeds of choreboys were out in the parking lot? Did the smell of burnt cannabis and ether hang over the whole event?

Johnny Yen said...

SD-
I meant to ask Roberto, a guy in my class who's a wiz with those kind of questions. I'll ask him on Thursday.

Kristi-
You guys get those damned Comcast commercials there too?

Bubs-
I think that the "drug addict/reptile" coalition must have declared a truce this weekend, or declared the fest to be off limits.

Of course, in our neighborhood, we had a cougar traipsing around.... I'm sure you saw the news story.

lulu said...

That cougar was TWO blocks from my old apartment. Amazing.

SamuraiFrog said...

Fantastic! I would've loved to see that. Glad you had fun; reptiles are spectacular.